Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania

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IWC News

Nearly 800 registrants attended ESWP’s 2023 International Water Conference held at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

The Conference offered a high-quality technical program with 72 technical papers, 20 continuing education workshops, and an Exhibit Hall with nearly 100 vendors. Thanks to all who participated. We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 IWC in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Scaling UP! H2O Podcast

Scaling UP! H2O, the groundbreaking podcast for professionals in the water industry, is excited to announce the release of a new episode featuring Michael J. Soller, P.E., CPC, DBIA, Vice President of Business Development at Bowen Engineering and executive committee member of the International Water Conference (IWC). In this episode, Soller shares his expertise on how to publish a technical paper, providing listeners with a clear guide on how to create a compelling abstract.

The new episode of Scaling UP! H2O featuring Michael J. Soller, will be available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts on Friday, May 12th. To listen, visit scalinguph2o.com/307 or search for “Scaling UP! H2O” on your favorite podcast player.

 

IWC News!

The International Water Conference is pleased to announce the 2022 Awards, to be presented at the IWC, November 6-10, 2022 in Orlando, FL.

  • 2022 IWC Award of Merit presented to Bradley Buecker, ChemTreat (retired)
  • 2021 First Time Presenter Award presented to Derek Mandel for IWC 21-24 99% Recovery RO Membrane System Demo Plant Results: Cooling Tower Blowdown
  • 2021 Best Overall Paper Award presented to Rich Franks for IWC 21-21: Benefits of Operating the First Membrane Systems Utilizing New Thin-Membrane Technology
  • 2021 Paul C. Cohen Award presented to Mahesh Budhathoki, Ph.D. for IWC 21-25: Amine-based Filmer Chemistry for Boilers with Improved Water Solubility and Performance

 

Congratulations to all of these Award Recipients!

IBC News

ESWP’s 39th annual International Bridge Conference was held over July 17 to the 20th at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh PA. Nearly 1,100 attendees participated in the three-day event! Attendees were able to earn up to 18 Continuing Ed credits for their Professional Engineer licensure requirements. We celebrated a “sold out” Exhibit Hall that offered extended learning opportunities! One Day 1, the Opening  Keynote session was attended by over 500 attendees who heard from experts on national bridge Issues. Attendees were also able to take part in the IBC annual awards dinner, the IBC boat cruise, and a walking tour looking at the Sister Bridges of Pittsburgh. We are already looking forward to the 2023 IBC has the Call for Papers is open!

News from Pennoni!

Pennoni is excited to announce the promotion of Jennifer Laning, PE to Principal Bridge Inspection Leader! Laning is currently an Associate Vice President in the Transportation Division with a primary focus in bridge inspections and project management. She also serves Pennoni as a Bridge Inspection Practice Leader, headquartered in the Baltimore, MD office.

This recognition is to acknowledge all her accomplishments in the transportation space and applaud her for growing the Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware markets as well as her work as a mentor to other bridge engineers.

Before coming to Pennoni, Laning was a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in bridge program management, rehabilitation and repair of bridges, coordination of projects with multiple agencies, leading multidisciplinary design teams, and bridge inspection.

Congratulations Jen!!!

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IWC News

ESWP sends out congratulations to the award-winning presenters from the 2020 International Water Conference!

For Best First Time Presenter Award, we congratulate Adam Sutherland, P.E., Stantec for his paper IWC 20-66, Controlling Oxidation Air in an FGD Absorber as a Means to Simplify Wastewater Treatment.

For the Best Overall Paper, congratulations to Colleen M. Scholl, P.E., HDR, Inc. for her paper IWC 20-58 , The Value (and the Challenges) of Corrosion Transport Monitoring. Colleen is a two-time winner this year, as she also will receive the 2020 Paul Cohen Award for IWC 20-58 , The Value (and the Challenges) of Corrosion Transport Monitoring.

For more information on the IWC awards, visit https://eswp.com/water/awards/

Engineers’ Society News

Despite the Pittsburgh Engineers’ Building remaining closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a busy fall season.

Most notably both our International Bridge Conference and International Water Conference were conducted on a virtual platform in late-October and early-November, respectively. Preparation leading up to these events in the “new virtual world” really made for a challenge! Still, both events were very well attended, and received very positive reactions from our Conference attendees according to their survey responses. Additionally, our Program Committee continues to offer continuing education events, although delivered through the webinar format. Look for new events coming up in December – likely to remain on the webinar format.